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Online careers Library

Online Careers library

The below resources are split into general and industry specific advice and guidance. This page is regularly updated so please bookmark this page. If there is an industry or specific piece of advice that you can’t find here, please email m.oakes@ob-ac.co.uk

 

General careers advice and guidance

Name

Website

Description

BBC Bitesize Careers

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/careers

A massive careers library as well as practical advice such as how to write a great CV and what makes a good job interview

Government Apprenticeship Website

https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/

A guide for students and parents about what an apprenticeship is and how to go about getting one, featuring video case studies with real apprentices

National Careers Service

https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/

Explore careers and courses, learn about yourself and find out about their phoneline and webchat services for careers advice

Prospects – University Life

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/applying-for-university/university-life

Are you wondering if university is for you? There’s loads of information here about what it’s like to be at uni.

Do It

www.do-it.org 

Website aimed to anyone aiming to volunteer or gain work experience in a number of different career areas.

Not Going to Uni

https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/

Information about alternative education/training routes for those not looking at university after college/sixth form. 

The Careerometer

http://movingonmagazine.co.uk/careerometer/

This Labour Market Information tool lets you compare jobs, looking at average salaries, hours worked and whether there will be more or less of these jobs in the future

Careers Box

https://www.careersbox.co.uk/

General careers information, presented with informative videos from people in many different industries. 

Student Ladder

https://www.studentladder.co.uk/careers/

A website aimed at students who are 16 and above, but it is also useful for younger students. Has information about a variety of careers, but also has a lot of good subject material about post-18 education/training opportunities. 

Indeed Jobs

https://www.indeed.co.uk/

You can search millions of jobs online to find the next step in your career. With tools for job search, CVs, company reviews and more, it can help students with employability skills, as well as those looking for part-time or full-time jobs.

The Parents Guide to University

https://www.savethestudent.org/student-finance/parents-guide-tips-university.html

Information about university for parents, covering topics such as finance, the application process, accommodation and key dates

The Parents Guide to Apprenticeships

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-parents-guide-to-apprenticeships

The government factsheet about apprenticeships including the benefits, levels, salaries and entry requirements.

 

Industry specific advice and guidance

Name

Website

Description

Go Construct

https://www.goconstruct.org/

A website dedicated to everyone who’s interested in working in construction, detailing a wide variety of jobs, how to get those jobs and quizzes to help you to find out what would suit you

Discover Creative

https://discovercreative.careers/

A guide to careers in the creative industries including they types of jobs, the different types of employment and links for more information

 Health Careers

www.healthcareers.nhs.uk

A site that is run by the NHS, giving people up-to-date information about roles in a variety of health care jobs.

Screen Skills

www.screenskills.com 

Information about anyone looking at a creative career, whether it is a graphic designer or an actor/musician.

Careers that Move

www.careersthatmove.co.uk

Careers information related to jobs involving travel/logistics in the air, train or road network. 

Law Careers

https://www.lawcareers.net/Starting-Out/Beginners-Guide-Career-Law

LawCareers.Net (LCN) is all about law - a comprehensive, one-stop online resource created for future lawyers and those who recruit them.

STEM Careers Support

https://www.stem.org.uk/stem-careers

If you are interested in a STEM career (anything related to science, technology, engineering or maths) then this site will have information you may find useful.

Careers in Sport

https://careers-in-sport.co.uk/

Information for those interested pursuing a sport-based career. 

AAT Accounting Qualifications

https://www.aat.org.uk/career-in-finance

If you are looking at a career in finance/accountancy, this site gives you all the information you will need to understand the qualifications that you require, as well as details of training providers. 

Tomorrow's Engineers

https://www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/

Information for people looking at working in the engineering sector.

Fashion United

https://fashionunited.uk/

Information about fashion-related jobs, including tips on how to gain access to the industry as well as having live job vacancies as well. 

CILEX Law School

https://www.cilexlawschool.ac.uk/

Information relating to vocational training routes for students interested in law careers. 

Chartered Institute for IT

https://www.bcs.org/get-qualified/apprenticeships/

Information on apprenticeships in the IT industry

Tech Future Careers 

https://www.tpdegrees.com/careers/

Information about careers in technology covering a wide variety of industries including fashion, media, business and music.

Get Into Teaching

https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/

For those interested in the entry routes into teaching, with links to live vacancies and training opportunities. 

Hospitality Guild

http://www.hospitalityguild.co.uk/A-Career-in-Hospitality

Website relating to careers in the catering and hospitality industries.

CareerScope

https://careerscope.uk.net/

CareerScope provides quality information to help you make an informed decision about your future career in hospitality, leisure and tourism

Army Careers

https://apply.army.mod.uk/

Looking for a job in the Army? You might be just the person we're looking for. Army jobs has over 100+ roles to explore, from combat to engineer, medical or IT. 

Police UK

https://www.police.uk/pu/careers-and-volunteering/

Information on how to join the police force and also has links to volunteering opportunities with local forces. 

RAF Careers

https://www.raf.mod.uk/recruitment

Information for those looking at joining the RAF.

Navy Careers

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers/

Information for those looking at joining the Navy.

BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/what-we-do/television

Information for those looking at a career in the media, whether it is radio, TV or film. Also has links to apprenticeships and volunteering opportunities with the BBC.

ITV

http://www.itvjobs.com/

Information for those looking at a career in the media, whether it is radio, TV or film. Also has links to apprenticeships and volunteering opportunities with ITV.

Channel 4 Careers

https://careers.channel4.com/

Information about Channel 4, its current vacancies, as well as traineeships and apprenticeships. 

Broadcasting Jobs

https://www.broadcastjobs.co.uk/

Careers information for those interested in working in television or journalism. 

National Council for the Training of Journalists.

https://www.nctj.com/want-to-be-a-journalist

On this website you'll find a range of helpful guides and tips to get into the journalism industry. Pick up tips on writing a CV and covering letter or read our latest career guides.

Skills for Care

https://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Careers-in-care/Job-roles/Job-roles-in-social-care.aspx

If you are looking for a career in any health and social care-related job, then this site has information you may find useful. 

CACHE

https://www.cache.org.uk/news-media/career-progression-options-in-health-and-social-care

CACHE are the awarding body for many health and social care qualifications, and you can also find careers information on this site as well. 

Royal Forestry Commission

https://www.rfs.org.uk/forestry-careers/

Information about roles in the horticulture sector and the routes into them.

GCHQ

https://www.gchq-careers.co.uk/index.html

The careers section of the GCHQ site provides information about various roles in the security services. 

MI5

https://www.mi5.gov.uk/careers

Information regarding career opportunities within MI5. 

Careers in Music

https://www.careersinmusic.com/music-careers/

Information for those interested in pursuing a career in music. 

Hospitality Guild

http://www.hospitalityguild.co.uk/A-Career-in-Hospitality/Career-opportunities/The-industry

This site will help you find out more about this exciting industry. Find jobs & the career paths available. Find out how we can help you further your hospitality career

English Heritage

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/support-us/Volunteer/

This site is aimed at those interested in a career relating to history and it has information on volunteering opportunities. 

National Trust

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/work-experience

If you are interested in a career related to history, or you would like to work in an outdoor environment, this site has useful information about entry routes. 

Council for British Archaeology 

https://new.archaeologyuk.org/cba-volunteering/

The aim of this site is to create opportunities for archaeology for all and open up this fascinating field to everyone. It offers a number of ways you can get involved through volunteering.

Civil Aviation Authority

https://www.caa.co.uk/Our-work/About-us/Careers/

This site contains information for those who are interested in a career in the aviation industry. 

British Airways

https://careers.ba.com/future-pilots

You can find useful information on how to become a commercial pilot here. 

Careers at Sea

https://careersatsea.org/

Information for those interested in a career at sea in a commercial environment. 

Maritime Careers

https://www.maritimeuk.org/careers/

Information for those interested in a career at sea in a commercial environment.